15:40 Ayr

Good

Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £77310
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 25 runners
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Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 25 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £20.20
  • Place: £4.40

Form: 659415 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Sterling sprinter who has brought it to the table in Group, Listed and major handicap company; has twice had excuses in this race but was a close fourth in 2019 and he deserved his York win over Commanche Falls in August having not had much luck in handicaps previously this year; weights chance even with a penalty; suited by good or quicker.

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8th

10

(9)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Summerghand

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

No sign of age dampening his enthusiasm this year, running well behind Chipstead at Lingfield in March and running a cracker over C&D 17 days ago when doing much the best of those held up and that despite having to wait for room at a crucial stage; more than capable off this mark provided those held up aren't at a marked disadvantage.

9/2

11/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: -20U12 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Has won the last two runnings of the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood (6f, soft/good to firm) and another cracking effort when a close second to Summerghand at York in August; 5lb better off with that penalised winner and he should improve on his seventh in this race last year; due 3lb rise.

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8th

1

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Commanche Falls

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup and opened his Group account at Newbury (good to soft) in the middle of his consistent 2023 campaign; close second in this race (good) 12 months ago and has solid claims.

6/1

25/1

  • Place: £6.20

Form: 511117 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Can't seem to leave the stalls smoothly but in fine form for new trainer, still looking ahead of his mark when landing the hat-trick (on good/good to firm) at Doncaster; soft ground possibly not ideal there last week but he still ran well; may yet do better back on good ground.

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7th

1

(13)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 12lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

mounted in chute and taken down early, dwelt start, raced in last

16/1

3

(16)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 7lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Progressed again last season, placed in the Wokingham before a series of good runs in Listed/Group 3 events; fine run to finish second over 5f at Southwell last month and last time easy to strike a line through (an administrative error meant he was forced to run over 1m4f in order to be eligible for this race); big chance back at 6f.

7/1

25/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 632621 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won latest two 6f AW handicaps; took time to get going back on turf but cheekpieces have helped, going close against a useful one at York (6f, good to firm) and solid form when winning a shade cosily there since (good); this will take more winning but wellbeing counts for plenty.

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19th

2

(15)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Ayr

Lucky Man

9st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Richard Spencer

In full flow in the second half of 2022, a fourth of 24 in the Gold Cup (good; handles good to soft) showing how effective he is in this type of race; soft and heavy ground probably hasn't helped in two of his four turf starts this year but the other two defeats need excuses; even so, too well treated to ignore, 6lb lower than last September.

25/1

5th
6 (15)
Mr Wagyu

14/1

Form: 141053 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Surprises have come thick and fast since last summer, winning a big Goodwood sprint with plenty to spare and later an excellent third in this race (good); has found further improvement in 2022, including when a close third from the front at the Curragh last week; can be involved again.

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2nd

3

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Mr Wagyu

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

towards rear

9/1

6th
13 (8)
Bergerac

14/1

Form: 803211 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Front-runs; well held in Silver Cup last year but after a mixed 2022 he has settled down in blinkers of late, scooting away with a three-runner race at Newmarket (6f) then tenacious in holding on at York (about 5f, good); needs more but that's on the cards if the aids continue to work.

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No Results Found

25/1

Form: 962376 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Two wins at about 6f as 2yo in Ireland; his second at Newmarket in July (good to firm) offers some encouragement but he was slow to pick up when third in the Shergar Cup at Ascot after; no improvement for return to 7f since and something more needed now back at 6f.

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8th

2

(4)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral D

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Only 1lb higher than for his win in a valuable 6f handicap at Kempton in November; ran well for second at Chelmsford on his penultimate start and easy to strike a line through his latest 7f run here when new tactics were deployed; style of racing means he needs a strong pace but that's quite possible here and he needs serious consideration.

12/1

5th

1

(6)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral D

9st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

switched right and led against near rail soon after start, joined by main group after 2f, headed 3f out, outpaced and lost second over 1f out, weakened towards finish

100/30

2nd

2

(6)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Admiral D

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Form since switched to AW includes a narrow success in higher grade at Kempton (6f) in November; never figured at Newcastle on New Year's Day but this looks an easier assignment.

12/1

33/1

Form: 979233

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Thoroughly proven in top 7f/1m handicaps on a variety of tracks (unraced here); has raced at 1m of late but he travelled strongly before a late burst took him to the front over 7f at York in May and this drop to 6f is not fantasy territory; handles all ground and could be a surprise package.

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5th

9

(6)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Escobar

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

steadied start, towards rear

10/1

9th

8

(8)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Escobar

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

sweating, dwelt start, midfield on near side of group

14/1

8th

7

(11)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Escobar

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who's become hard to win with and been on the downgrade this year, coming 22lb down the weights; late in the day to be making his Tapeta debut in a new form of headgear and will need some luck if dropped in as usual from stall 11.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5/7290 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Multiple Group winner at 7f before two-year absence; made a good fist of it when runner-up on second run back at Pontefract in July (6f) but inconclusive form since and not yet clear how much ability remains.

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22th

12

(16)

13th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Sir Dancealot

9st 4lb

J: Gerald Mosse

T: John Butler

Five-time Group winner under Gerald Mosse in 2018/2019; ran respectably (fifth of 17) over C&D when last seen on turf; fairly interesting off a reduced mark with Mosse back on board for first time since 2020.

33/1

2nd

2

(5)

10th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Sir Dancealot

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: John Butler

slowly away, raced in last

10/1

6th

5

(2)

29th Mar 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Sir Dancealot

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John Butler

Four-time Group 2 winner in 2018/2019; missed the 2021 campaign and 0-6 for new yard last term but ran respectably in valuable 7f handicap at Ascot on final outing; 2-2 over this C&D (both wins in 2016) and looks interesting off a reduced mark on belated return to this track.

10/1

16/1

Form: 6-3040 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 8st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Well suited by Ascot, especially in big-field handicaps at 6f-7f, although he was also close up in the Stewards' Cup in July 2021; seen only five times since and has a bit to prove on first course start.

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7th

1

(1)

9th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Goodwood

Chiefofchiefs

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Fellowes

towards rear, shaken up and some headway 3f out, ridden and no response from over 1f out

7/2

10th

18

(4)

17th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Ayr

Chiefofchiefs

8st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Fellowes

towards far side, held up in rear, going easily over 2f out, ridden and headway when groups merged over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

16/1

15th

13

(15)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ascot

Chiefofchiefs

8st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Charlie Fellowes

raced near side, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 9 in group

10/1

20/1

Form: 221430 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Normally reliable at 5f-6f on turf and AW but he never showed at York in August and is due a 2lb drop in future; needs something special to win in this company off his current mark.

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No Results Found

Form: 508241 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Smart 2yo, runner-up in Group 2 at Newbury; has taken time to get back on an even keel (well-held ninth here last year) and had a setback earlier in 2022 but unlucky not to win at Salisbury in July (good to firm) and has won his only 6f run since, quite cosily at Goodwood; quite temptingly handicapped despite penalty and should go well.

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8

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Fivethousandtoone

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Classy sprinter on his day but not always the easiest to place; done little wrong since a visor replaced cheekpieces, getting the better of Batal Dubai at Kempton having earlier chased home Albasheer over C&D; likely to make another bold bid.

9/1

1st

3

(1)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Fivethousandtoone

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Record of 2-23 is ordinary for a horse of his ability and he is 0-4 over C&D, but he has run well to finish runner-up at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) and Newcastle (6f, Tapeta; first-time visor) the last twice; up another 2lb but a major player.

2/1

13th
20 (2)
Tinto

20/1

Form: 611358 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Eighth in the Silver Cup last year; won two of first three starts for new yard in 2022 (6f, good); more than held his own when fifth in the Stewards' Cup in July but this task is that much harder.

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7th

3

(7)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Tinto

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

outpaced in rear

25/1

14th
11 (17)
Bielsa

9/1

Form: -54735 CD

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has needed some excuses over the years but he delivered on earlier promise when streaking alone up the stand rail in this race last year (good; acts well on softer); not yet excelled himself in 2022 but is only just above that winning mark and will have been laid out for this again.

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5th

2

(6)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Bielsa

9st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

raced in second, hung right over 1f out, lost second 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased towards finish

11/4

2nd

2

(10)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Bielsa

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

Smart handicapper who made a flying start to the season, second at Redcar before seeing off 20 rivals at York's Dante meeting; ran to form in the Wokingham, Stewards' Cup and Ayr Gold Cup before a more subdued effort at York four weeks ago (raced on the favoured far side); third, albeit well beaten, over C&D in Group 3 company in one AW start; shouldn't be far away.

11/2

7th

8

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Bielsa

9st 6lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

re-shod, raced far side, towards rear

14/1

25/1

Form: 093510

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Back to his old self when close up in a valuable 7f Ascot handicap before winning at Newbury (both good to firm); not so effective on good to soft since; now has first 6f run since late 2019 but 7f specialists often do well in these races; sporting chance.

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3rd

7

(11)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Documenting

9st 10lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Kevin Frost

Last-time-out success at Chelmsford (7f, AW) shows he retains a useful level of ability aged 11; still well treated on historical data but his turf form took a turn for the worse in 2023.

14/1

1st

4

(6)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Documenting

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Frost

prominent

14/1

6th

3

(12)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Documenting

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Frost

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear

7/1

20/1

Form: 537613 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Four wins at 5f-6f on good to soft/slower; showed he acts on good when third to Lucky Man at York recently and although there were no apparent excuses off this mark he still has plenty of potential.

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13th

12

(4)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Aleezdancer

8st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Back to the same mark off which he was so impressive at Doncaster last spring but he's been a bit disappointing since; reappearance third in the same Doncaster handicap was a fair effort but he seems happiest on slow ground; opposable unless there's a deluge.

16/1

17th
15 (14)
Gis A Sub

25/1

Form: 6-3909 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Smart 2yo, runner-up in Group 2 Gimcrack; mostly out of depth in 2022 but was gelded and he didn't do badly over an inadequate trip on handicap debut behind stablemate Bergerac at York recently (extended 5f, good; first-time cheekpieces, retained); can do better back at 6f.

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9th

10

(11)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Gis A Sub

8st 13lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

ducked right start, midfield

25/1

12/1

Form: -30076 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Rock-solid at this level and was a close third off this mark here in 2019 (good; suited by slower); only mid-division in the two subsequent runnings but is better handicapped now and was doing his best work late when sixth at the Curragh last week; however, drying ground more help to others.

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1st

8

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Gulliver

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

in rear

4/1

3rd

2

(5)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Gulliver

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who ended a long losing run with a comfortable C&D win in a Racing League handicap in September; that came off a 5lb higher mark and he's run well enough on occasions since to think he retains a good chunk of ability; he'll need a good pace to aim at but he's a danger to all dropping into a Class 5 handicap for the first time.

13/2

14/1

Form: 5-6002 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Winner of Group 3 in October (6f, soft), then wasn't far away in the Champions Sprint; slow to find form in 2022 but she lost out only narrowly in 6f Newmarket Listed race (good) in August when first-time cheekpieces replaced first-time blinkers; has more to prove in her first handicap.

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2nd

7

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Vadream

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Acts on good ground but nearly all her best form is on slow surfaces and she found the best finish to win this race 12 months ago on her first C&D start; comes here with a satisfactory reappearance under her belt and the more testing the ground the better her chance.

8/1

3rd

9

(3)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

17:45 Bath

Vadream

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

midfield

7/2

20th
14 (5)
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4/1

Form: 71-131 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Progressive 3yo who has won three of four 6f starts (good or quicker), the defeat coming behind one who stole a march at Newmarket in July; never in much danger of defeat at Haydock since and a thorough test at this trip will suit (has big-race entries over 7f in future); obvious chance for yard that won this in 2020.

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No Results Found
21th
19 (22)
Motagally

12/1

Form: 445-05 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Well suited by this C&D when a good fourth (second in the middle group) off 4lb higher in this race last year (good); seen just twice for in-form new yard after a layoff but he kept on stoutly when fifth in the Portland at Doncaster last week (about 5f, soft) and 6f on good ground can suit him better; solid contender.

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22th
10 (23)
Popmaster

14/1

Form: 902204 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

A leading fancy for this last year but he faded; however, he ran a stormer when nailed only late in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm; has won on good to soft) and his recent fourth in a nine-runner race there was satisfactory; chance on best form.

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7th

1

(17)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Popmaster

9st 12lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

11/1

6th

6

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Popmaster

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Walker

Better than ever in 7f races (soft/good) the last twice, winning at Newbury (Listed) then going very close at Ascot (major handicap); multiple 6f scorer but may not be crying out for the return to this distance.

16/1

Form: 181005 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Showed he can operate in a big field when winning at York last October (6f, good to soft; has won on good to firm) but only mid-division in this race previously and has gone walkabout since Listed win in March.

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8th

18

(1)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Volatile Analyst

8st 12lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Adrian McGuinness

Losing run since a Listed success in Britain over two years ago; barely beat a rival in last two starts including back on turf latest.

12/1

24th
23 (6)
Pendleton

33/1

Form: -03020 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Fifth in the Bronze Cup here in 2019; took some big steps forward after but he lapsed this time last year, including in this race, and has been hard to predict since (last of 11 at Thirsk recently); cheekpieces return in place of visor; risky.

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8th

6

(14)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Pendleton

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

BHA-rated 100 at one stage; off for a year before returning to action with an impressive success at Thirsk in September (stable debut); a shade disappointing at York next time but he bounced back with a bang with a cosy success here in November (2-2 on AW, both over C&D); this is a better race but a 3lb rise isn't excessive and a promising apprentice's claim is handy; not discounted.

12/1

1st

1

(8)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Pendleton

9st 10lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Julie Camacho

Returned from the thick end of a year on the sidelines with an impressive display at Thirsk in September, capitalising on some help from the handicapper; no excuses when eighth at York last month but this represents a less-demanding assignment and he won his novice over C&D, albeit back in April 2019; high on the list.

5/1

8th

17

(11)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Pendleton

9st 0lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Julie Camacho

raced far side, towards rear

9/1

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